You’ve probably heard endless debates on the risk and reward of consuming caffeine, the struggles with drinking coffee and keeping your smile white and beautiful, and that coffee can surprisingly both prevent and give you cancer.
Well this article is not going to focus on medical squabbles or debate many of those points, but rather shares how coffee has benefited me as a person. Coffee is more than just a caffeinated drink for me, it’s my favorite beverage and here’s why.
Coffee gets me excited for the morning and ready for the day
I love drinking coffee, and I love starting my day off with a cup. Some days are easier than others, but I can always look forward to a cup of coffee which is a consistently positive part of the morning for me
Preparing coffee is a ritual and it’s therapeutic
Meditation in its most basic form distracts you from your surroundings, invasive thoughts, and you focus on a task or thought at hand. When I make coffee, and brew my perfect cup I’m not thinking about my troubles, about my schedule, or much of anything really. My attention is draw to the grind size, the aromas, the ratios, and the final brew. Preparing coffee has created a meditative ritual that I look forward to several times throughout the day.
I can share something I love with the people I love
I love drinking coffee almost as much as I love preparing it for others. Chefs, cooks, bakers, and other creatives of course receive great joy from others enjoying their work – the same can be said about coffee for me. I know that the profound effects going futher than just a warm drink and caffeine that coffee has on me, and for me to have the chance to provide that for someone else is a blessing. I enjoy making coffee for others, and brings me joy to provide others with great tasting coffee.
I use it as a signal to my body
When I make coffee it’s time for me to work, brewing a cup signals my body that it’s work time and this signal is very effective for motivation and staying on task. No other task, agenda, planning or other tactic has kept me on my daily work grind like coffee does. It’s my best trigger that keeps me on schedule.
I love the science of brewing coffee, it’s my hobby
Making coffee is not such a simple act with the technology and information we have today. When I brew I’m getting fresh beans, changing the grind size with my burr grinder, weighing out the coffee and water, and timing the process precisely. This hobby is so enthralling for me and I love getting into the deeper science of water chemistry which has a large effect on the tastes of coffee when it’s made up of 99% water.
As you can see, coffee has become a lifestyle for me. It’s not about caffine being good or bad, cancer, or teeth whitening. It’s an integral part of my mental health, physical health, work productivity, and one of my favorite hobbies. If you feel the same in any way I’d love to hear from you in the comments below on how coffee plays a part in your life.
About the author: I share all of my feelings about coffee, and the industry on one of my websites CaffeinePlz.co. I’ve been drinking coffee since I started university and it’s become such an integral part of my life that I’ve started to write on the topic – and I’m loving every minute of it. I always try to buy my coffee locally and I love trying new roasts and brew methods. Right now my favorite methods are french pressing and pour over coffee brewing.